Alzheimer's disease or AD is a form of dementia. The National Institute on Aging defines Alzheimer's disease as "an irreversible progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living.".
The purpose of this research is to examine the components of the burden of Alzheimer's disease on family members, and the effects of care giving on the health of family members. It also examined the cost of Alzheimer's disease on the family, the comparison between male and female family caretakers and what is been done to help relieve the burden of Alzheimer's disease on the family.
Alzheimer's Disease: A Family Burden.
The Long Goodbye.
Deep within that hollow stare, of our presence they are unaware,.
A special life that is fading away, in spite of the things we try to convey.
Memories locked up in their mind and there it has kept all confined.
The good times spent long ago, with all their love they did bestow.
For these moments will live-forever, and our pride in them will endeavor.
Seeing them lying there we know why, Alzheimer's is called the long good-bye.
The History of Alzheimer's disease .
Alzheimer's disease or AD is a form of dementia. The Alzheimer's Association defines Alzheimer's disease as "an irreversible progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.".
Alzheimer disease was named after a German physician, Alois Alzheimer, who first identified the condition in 1906, when he performed an autopsy on the brain of a woman who had been suffering from severe memory loss and confusion for many years. He discovered plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the woman's brain tissue and hypothesized that these abnormal deposits were responsible for her memory loss and other cognitive problems (Smith et al., 2004) .